Space Brothers episode 86
I’m getting nervous here. A good kind of nervous and a bad kind of nervous. I have been watching Space Brothers for many months and I have written many posts. I know when things are about to get stale again.
The first half was good. Mutta and Kenji and the rest of the astronauts finished their NEEMO training and resurfaced to catch a boat ride back to civilisation. It’s no surprise that people were talking about Mutta’s outstanding display of leadership skills, his ability to look ahead and the knowledge that he possess. All qualities that would make your average astronaut proud.
It didn’t shock me when Mutta realized that his work war surpassed the others. Why not gloat? People have been underestimating him and mocking him since day one. I think he’s entitled to act a bit cocky every now and then. I’m a bit curious about Serika’s progress though. How is she doing after she learned that she will never make it to the ISS in time?
Of course, then began the second half… I have no idea why Hibito attracts ridiculous scenes and ridiculous characters. It’s been like that for a while now. I’m happy those stupid cartoons have disappeared and that things are slowly returning to ‘normal’, but to see him being associated with such a level of comedy when he’s struggling to get over his anxiety attacks is wrong. I’m not denying that he’s working really hard and that he’s taking it serious. I just think the comedy would’ve been worked out better in the first half than in the second. Hell, it would’ve been better if they gave it a little rest for a week or two.